Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Whoever becomes imbued with a noble idea kindles a flame from which other torches are lit, and influences those with whom he comes in contact, be they few or many. How far that influence, thus perpetuated, may extend, it is not given to him here to see. --Henry George

"There would be an end of war and preparations for war if the cost were borne by those responsible for war. There would be an end of armaments and preparedness if incomes and inheritances and the landed estates of the feudal classes paid for the protection which their privileges enjoy.

War and preparations for war are possible only because the ruling classes are able to shift a great part of the cost onto the poor by indirect taxation and loans. War expenditures are tolerated only because the burdens are concealed in the increased cost of the things people consume.


"The art of plucking the goose without making it cry out" has been developed to a high state of perfection at the hands of the war makers."  - Frederic Clemson Howe - (1867-1940), ICH, http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/




this day  09.02.1792:
French Revolution: Due to an overwhelming fear that foreign
armies would attack Paris and prisoners would revolt, thousands of
people were summarily executed.

Hundreds of Ukrainian troops 'massacred by pro-Russian forces as they waved white flags'

“They were given the corridor to exit and they were shot.

Soldiers loyal to Kiev had been attempting to pull out of a besieged town 22 miles east of Donetsk - bodies were said to be littering the agreed retreat route

Figure of hate: Putin is used as target at Ukrainian firing range
Hundreds of Ukrainian troops are feared to have been massacred by pro-Russian forces who allegedly reneged on a deal to allow them to retreat.

Soldiers loyal to Kiev had been attempting to pull out of a besieged town 22 miles east of Donetsk.
Bodies were said to be littering an agreed retreat route where dozens of prisoners were taken by rebels.

Lt Col Nikolai Gordienko, of the Ukrainian National Guard, said: “They were given the corridor to exit and they were shot.

"It is a violation of international conventions.”

Ukrainian volunteer battalions said soldiers had been waving white flags when they were fired on from all sides as they left Ilovaisk.  read more    mirror.co.uk/


A Two-Faced Friendship: Turkey Is 'Partner and Target' for the NSA

By Laura Poitras, , and Holger Stark

On a December night in 2011, a terrible thing happened on Mount Cudi, near the Turkish-Iraqi border. One side described it as a massacre; the other called it an accident.

Several Turkish F-16 fighter jets bombed a caravan of villagers that night, apparently under the belief that they were guerilla fighters with the separatist Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK). The group was returning from northern Iraq and their mules were loaded down with fuel canisters and other cargo. They turned out to be smugglers, not PKK fighters. Some 34 people died in the attack.

An American Predator drone flying overhead had detected the group, prompting US analysts to alert their Turkish partners. read more


Germany delivers 16000 assault rifles, 10000 hand grenades, 500 anti-tank rockets, armored vehicles and more to the Kurds in Iraq (spiegel.de)

10.000 Handgranaten, 16.000 Gewehre, 240 Panzerfäuste: Deutschland schickt Kriegsgerät für 4000 kurdische Kämpfer in den Nordirak. Das hat am Sonntagabend die Bundesregierung entschieden.

the U.S and Nato want to arm everyone with the exception of Gaza...kos



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he Blood-dimmed Tide is Loosed
Isis Isn't the first Group to Use the Butcher's Knife as an Instrument of Policy

By Robert Fisk

Not since the Nazis have we had culprits documenting their war crimes on such a scale.

You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

By Alastair Crooke

"Those who would not conform to this view should be killed, their wives and daughters violated, and their possessions confiscated, he wrote. "

To Really Combat Terror, End Support for Saudi Arabia

By Owen Jones

According to Clinton's leaked memo, Saudi donors constituted "the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide".

How the NSA Helped Turkey Kill Kurdish Rebels

By Laura Poitras

On a December night in 2011, a terrible thing happened on Mount Cudi, near the Turkish-Iraqi border. One side described it as a massacre; the other called it an accident.

But Is It Good for the Jews?"

By Lawrence Davidson

Zionism failed the Jews by insisting on an Israel for one group alone. That insistence has inevitably led to racism, discrimination and ethnic cleansing.

First Interview with George Galloway MP Since Violent Attack


British MP George Galloway speaks to Nargess Moballeghi about the incident.

Novorussia: Independent, Associated or (Con)federated?

By The Saker

The US Empire's AngloZionist project AND the Ukie Nazi experiment must absolutely and definitely be defeated and conditions must be created which will forever prevent it's reemergence.

Disinformation, Hysteria and Justification for a NATO Buildup on Russia's Borders

By Paul Craig Roberts

There are only two conclusions that can be reached about the Western media: Either it is completely stupid or completely corrupt.

In Case You Missed It
The End Of Democracy As We Knew It

By Bernd Hamm

"Yes, there is another government concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue"

Goon Thugs and Gullible Conservatives

By Paul Craig Roberts

Gratuitous police violence in America is totally out of control.

The Last Gasp of Climate Change Liberals

By Chris Hedges

What we need is direct action against the United Nations during the meeting. This should include blockades and disruption of the meeting itself. We need to highlight the fact that the United Nations has sold out to corporate interests.

H a r l a n C o u n t y USA


Least we think that America was built by the starched shirts and expensive suits featured on FOX News and CNN.

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Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As - :
Violence In Iraq Killed At Least 1,420 In August:
At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August, the United Nations said on Monday, as sectarian violence raged in the center and north of the country.

13 killed in bomb attacks in Baghdad:
Thirteen people were killed and 45 others injured when two car bombs exploded in Bayaa area, southeastern Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity, adding that the huge blast also destroyed several nearby buildings and civilian cars.

Iraq retakes more towns from Islamic State:
Kurdish forces and Shia armed volunteers kill at least two senior Islamic State fighters as they make military gains.

ISIS Militants Behead Lebanese Soldier and Hold 18 More:
Members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured when militants seized a Lebanese border town for a few days this month. A video of the beheading was posted on social media sites on Saturday.

Syrian Militants Present List of Demands for Release of Fijian Peacekeepers - Reports:
The al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front has announced the requirements for the release of 45 peacekeepers from Fiji, the Associated Press reported, citing a representative of the Fiji army.

3 executed by Al-Qaida gunmen in Yemen:
Gunmen of the Yemen-based al- Qaida branch on Monday executed three local residents accused of collaborating with the United States in southeastern province of Hadramout , a Yemeni military official told Xinhua.

Aerial and panoramic views show devastation in Gaza: Video -
See for yourself:

Nigeria: Boko Haram Loses 59 in Clash with Military:
In an attempt to expand their caliphate to cover another major Borno town, Bama, the outlawed Boko Haram sect met their Waterloo as 59 members of the terrorist sect were said to have been felled in an exchange of firepower with the Nigerian Army on Monday.

Libya: 13 killed in Benghazi clashes, Tripoli under militia control:
At least 13 people have been killed and 45 wounded in clashes between Islamists and forces of renegade general allied to the regular army in Libya's eastern Benghazi city, medics said on Monday.

Government says has lost grip on Libyan capital:
Libya's toothless outgoing government admitted on Monday from its safe refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militias.

Libyan PM re-appointed amid chaos:
Libya's parliament reappointed Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni on Monday as the government lost control of ministries in the capital where armed groups have taken over and a separate parliament has claimed legitimacy.

Local Taliban commanders among 41 killed in Afghan operations:
Taliban rebels killedAt least 41 Taliban militants including their local commanders were killed following joint military operations by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.

Pakistani killed in Nangarhar drone strike:
Afghan officials claimed a Pakistani national was killed in a strike by a drone and another was arrested in the eastern Nangarhar province

Abdullah deadline puts Afghan election in peril:
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Monday issued another ultimatum over the disputed election result, threatening to withdraw from all efforts to negotiate a solution to the deepening political crisis.

Anti-PM protesters storm Pakistan broadcaster:
Demonstrators enter building of Pakistan TV, briefly forcing it off air, amid continuing demands for PM to step down.

Ukraine's troops retreat from vital airport:
Soldiers abandon defence of an airport in Luhansk after heavy clashes with what Kiev says are Russian tanks.

Ukraine crisis: Government setbacks in Luhansk and Donetsk:
Ukrainian forces have suffered a series of setbacks, as pro-Russian rebels advance in the east of the country. Officials said nearly 700 soldiers had been taken prisoner since the rebel offensive began.

Lavrov: No Russian Intervention in Ukraine:
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia would not intervene militarily in Ukraine, defying reports by the Ukrainian government, NATO and Western nations that Russia has already sent troops, artillery and tanks across Ukraine's southeast border to reinforce the separatists.

Putin breaks ground on Russia-China gas pipeline, world's biggest:
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli have launched the construction of the first part of Gazprom's Power of Siberia pipeline - which will deliver 4 trillion cubic meters of gas to China over 30 years.

Which country relies most heavily on Russian gas?:
Germany relies on imports to supply more than 70% of its domestic energy demand, with Russia alone representing a quarter of the country's imports of natural gas, oil, and coal.

David Cameron outlines new anti-terror measures to MPs:
New powers are needed to seize terrorist suspects' passports and stop British-born extremists from returning to the UK, David Cameron has said.

Man denies assaulting MP Galloway:
A 39-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to assaulting MP George Galloway in a London street.

The USA's Haitian Puppet Targets Jean Bertrand Aristide yet again: Analysis :
No evidence of corruption has ever been found to incriminate the former Haitian leader, who was overthrown by a US led coup.

This 11-Year-Old Was Locked Up Trying to Cross the Border.
Read the Heartfelt Letter She Sent Obama.

Hundreds demand justice for Ferguson teen:
Crowd back on streets in Missouri town, three weeks after police shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

21 Things You Can't Do While Black in the USA: :
In the United States, sometimes your skin color is evidence enough against you.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

“Too weird to live, too rare to die!” .......GONZO!!..Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

The idea of global unity is not new, but the absolute
necessity of it has only just arrived, like a sudden radical alteration
of the sun, and we shall have to adapt or disappear. If the nations are
ever to make a working synthesis of their ferocious contradictions, the
plan will be created in spirit before it can be formulated or accepted
in political fact. And it is in poetry that we can refresh our hope that
such a unity is occupying people's imaginations everywhere, since poetry
is the voice of spirit and imagination and all that is potential, as
well as of the healing benevolence that used to be the privilege of the

Are you worried about the ebola pandemic? Should you be? Is it hype? Real? A false flag? Bioterrorism? A Big Pharma scam? Join James today on The Corbett Report podcast as he peels back the layers of the ebola onion and exposes the pandemic endgame.

Obama Says the "T" Word

Sunday, 17 August 2014
Americans try to stop Israeli ship docking
Middle East Monitor
In another sign of the increasing support for the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, activists in the state of California, on the Western coast of the US, successfully prevented an Israeli cargo ship from docking on Saturday.
The move comes amidst Israel's month-long military campaign against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, which has so far killed almost 2,000 Palestinians and wounded thousands more, mostly civilians. During this time, activists have been regularly staging protests in San Francisco, California against Israel's aggression, attracting thousands of participants.
According to Dr Paul Larudee, a co-founder of the Free Palestine movement, thousands of activists waving Palestinian flags turned out to blockade the Israeli cargo ship Ever Lasting, which pulled into a harbour in the San Francisco Bay on Saturday morning.

The protesters intended to form a picket line to prevent work crews from unloading the ship, responding to the Palestinian General Federation Trade Union's BDS call for workers around the world to refuse to handle Israeli goods. "The Ever Lasting and its sister ship ZIM Piraeus were both due to be unloaded that day," Dr Larudee told MEMO.
"As it approached the docks, however, the Ever Lasting was ordered by the port authority to return to the entrance and moor to the side until further notice. In the meantime, the ZIM Piraeus had been treading water off the coast of Monterey since the previous evening."
He added that, "The reaction of the port authority and the decision to delay the arrival of one of the ships was apparently due to the knowledge that the dock workers were going to respect the picket line of the demonstrators."
Although Washington remains Israel's strongest ally, the latest massacre in Gaza has mobilised tens of thousands of Americans, who have taken to the streets across the country to demand an end to Israel's aggression and occupation of Palestine.
Source: Middle East Monitor

now some blues.......kos

Flash points, didn't work in the ukraines and this shit wont work here either....some of the peeps think that the ones they are gassing are their own family and friends...??...these untrained wussy cops need to go find a real paying job.....now our mob mentality ware uniforms and beat the shit or kill the rest that are not locked up already..............eat it; this ain't over, when someone comes for you there will be no one to stand-up and speak up for you and the things you love.....look up and help us all to get there togather...........kosmic-flack, aka lots of stuff

section HE quick, #2 gun fire on my command and adjust; fire for effect..said the scout..........!!
this is how the united snakes kill innocents at random, we take no prisoners....this is how we dispense justice.

I frequently counsel people who are getting frustrated about an edit war to think about someone who lives without clean drinking water, without any proper means of education, and how our work might someday help that person. It puts flamewars into some perspective, I think. .... Jimbo Wales

As quoted in "Wikimedia Founder Jimmy Wales Responds," by Robin "Roblimo" Miller, Slashdot (28 July 2004)


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Olim truncus eram

to my com from eastern europe have been compromised and exploited from this point on...seek another source

this is tomarrows homework, however we have to bounce this intel,  To the Ukrainains the collective is working on the problem


We know from [Caesar's journals] that Caesar is not taking this lightly. He knows that if he marches on Rome with his armies, then he is a public enemy, and that he will either have to win, or die. For a Roman patrician like Julius Caesar there is no life without military service; there is no life without service to the state. He cannot simply 'go native' and stay in Gaul, and he does realise that if he goes back to Rome, he would be killed. At this time the northernmost border of the Roman territory in Italy is the River Rubicon. Once someone crosses the River Rubicon, he's in Roman territory. A general must not cross that boundary with his army - he must do what the Romans call lay down his command, which means surrender his right to order troops, and certainly not be carrying weapons. Caesar and his armies hesitate quite awhile at this river while Caesar decides what to do, and Caesar tells us that he informs his soldiers that it's a little tiny bridge across the river, but once they cross it they'll have to fight their way all the way to Rome, and Caesar is well aware that he's risking not just his own life, but those of his loyal soldiers, and he might not win. Pompey is a formidable enemy. It's also impossible to avoid the fact that Caesar was attacking the state, and as a patrician Roman this would have been very difficult for him, equivalent to beating up your father. He wouldn't have done any of this lightly. Finally he makes a decision, it's time to go, and he uses a gambling metaphor: he says 'Roll the dice', 'Alea jacta est' Once the dice start rolling they cannot be controlled, even though we don't know what it is as the dice roll and tumble. Julius and his men swiftly cross the river and they march double time toward Rome, where they almost beat the messengers sent to inform the Senate of their arrival.....

if this be treason then let's make the most of it

Johnny’s in the basement
Mixing up the medicine
I’m on the pavement
Thinking about the government
The man in the trench coat
Badge out, laid off
Says he’s got a bad cough
Wants to get it paid off
Look out kid
It’s somethin’ you did
God knows when
But you’re doin’ it again
You better duck down the alley way
Lookin’ for a new friend
The man in the coon-skin cap
By the big pen
Wants eleven dollar bills
You only got ten

Maggie comes fleet foot
Face full of black soot
Talkin’ that the heat put
Plants in the bed but
The phone’s tapped anyway
Maggie says that many say
They must bust in early May
Orders from the D.A.
Look out kid
Don’t matter what you did
Walk on your tiptoes
Don’t try “No-Doz”
Better stay away from those
That carry around a fire hose
Keep a clean nose
Watch the plain clothes

You don’t need a weatherman
To know which way the wind blows
Get sick, get well
Hang around a ink well
Ring bell, hard to tell
If anything is goin’ to sell
Try hard, get barred
Get back, write braille
Get jailed, jump bail
Join the army, if you fail
Look out kid
You’re gonna get hit
But users, cheaters
Six-time losers
Hang around the theaters
Girl by the whirlpool
Lookin’ for a new fool
Don’t follow leaders
Watch the parkin’ meters

Ah get born, keep warm
Short pants, romance, learn to dance
Get dressed, get blessed
Try to be a success
Please her, please him, buy gifts
Don’t steal, don’t lift
Twenty years of schoolin’
And they put you on the day shift
Look out kid
They keep it all hid
Better jump down a manhole
Light yourself a candle
Don’t wear sandals
Try to avoid the scandals
Don’t wanna be a bum
You better chew gum
The pump don’t work
’Cause the vandals took the handles

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

... In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upward mobile — and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: Not necessarily to Win, but mainly to keep from Losing Completely...

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when pigs fly

The Holy Thing is here again
Among us, brother, fast thou too and pray,
And tell thy brother knights to fast and pray,
That so perchance the vision may be seen
By thee and those, and all the world be healed.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  Idylls of the King 

“Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the “normal people” as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like “Have a nice day” and “Weather’s awful today, eh?”, you yearn inside to say forbidden things like “Tell me something that makes you cry” or “What do you think deja vu is for?”. Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others…”

Timothy Leary

Sebal loves turkey and so do I,  we will make a difference together!! kosmicdebris

stasi kgb files/ or how to train a snich

Instagram co-tag graph, highlighting three distinct topical communities: 1) pro-Israeli (Orange), 2) pro-Palestinian (Yellow), and 3) Religious (Muslim)
Instagram co-tag graph, highlighting three distinct topical communities: 1) pro-Israeli (Orange), 2) pro-Palestinian (Yellow), and 3) Muslim (Pink). Visualization created from Gephi.
If you’re rooting for Israel, you might have seen videos of rocket launches by Hamas adjacent to Shifa Hospital. Alternatively, if you’re pro-Palestinian, you might have seen the following report on an alleged IDF sniper who admitted on Instagram to murdering 13 Gazan children.
While war rages on the ground in Gaza and across Israeli skies, there’s an all-out information war unraveling in social networked spaces.

Israelis and their proponents are likely to see IDF videos such as this one detailing arms and tunnels found within mosques passed around in their social media feeds, while Palestinian groups are likely to pass around images displaying the sheer destruction caused by IDF forces to Gazan mosques. One side sees videos of rockets intercepted in the Tel-Aviv skies, and other sees the lethal aftermath of a missile attack on a Gazan neighborhood.

The better we get at modeling user preferences, the more accurately we construct recommendation engines that fully capture user attention. In a way, we are building personalized propaganda engines that feeds users content which makes them feel good and throws away the uncomfortable bits.
We used to be able to hold media accountable for misinforming the public. Now we only have ourselves to blame.

Personalizing propaganda

Not only is there much more media produced, but it is coming at us at a faster pace, from many more sources. As we construct our online profiles based on what we already know, what we’re interested in, and what we’re recommended, social networks are perfectly designed to reinforce our existing beliefs. Personalized spaces, optimized for engagement, prioritize content that is likely to generate more traffic; the more we click, share, like, the higher engagement tracked on the service.

Content that makes us uncomfortable, is filtered out.

The founder of Avaaz.org and Chief Executive of Upworthy Eli Pariser warned in his TED talk about the Filter Bubble:
In a broadcast society, there were gatekeepers, the editors, and they controlled the flows of information. Along came the Internet and it swept them out of the way, and it allowed all of us to connect together, and it was awesome. But that’s not actually what’s happening right now. read more

Posted: 07 Aug 2014 01:51 AM PDT
6 August 2014
 - The treatment for Ebola, along with accompanying MOA (Method Of Action) has been sent to Jim Stone's web site by an anonymous doctor who has worked with Ebola.

Consider this: The elite would never release a plague without an easy cure, and along with this Ebola outbreak, an American bio-warfare firm has been working in Sierra Leon for the last five years. Sierra Leon has actually identified them as the perpetrators of this outbreak and kicked them out of the country. There is absolutely no doubt this outbreak was intentionally caused by the U.S. war department.

And if it is intentional, a cure is known. There would simply be no other way to do business.

Here is the treatment, complete with MOA. This is a treatment and not a cure. The immune system wipes out the virus, and the treatment gives the immune system time to do it. Here is what Ebola does that is fatal: It causes the complete removal of all vitamin C from the body. read


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Congresswoman wants to tax sugar 1 cent per teaspoon

Common chemical in mothers may negatively affect the IQ of their unborn children

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Our massive day of climate action on September 21 can show a groundswell of demand to the world’s most powerful leaders. If we can make our passion infectious. Help create a viral video tool that can motivate hundreds of thousands into the streets.

We're 46 days away from the largest climate mobilisation the world has ever seen. Our massive climate day of action already has 350,000 Avaazers committed to taking part. This is huge, but it's not yet enough. We need more buzz and more people to ensure world leaders see that the demand for climate action has hit a tipping point. And we have just the plan to make that happen. 
We can make our passion infectious, to motivate people with what’s worth saving from climate change and worth getting out in the streets to stand up for. There's an all star video crew standing by to turn this powerful story about all the things worth saving from the impacts of climate change into an amazing viral video that we can use as an organizing tool to get even more people inspired to join us in this historic day of climate action. 

All we need is all of us. This powerful video requires real, inspiring moments from people around the world. And there’s no group better to provide footage for this than us. We’re spread across every corner of the globe, and we demonstrate every day that there is beauty and hope even as we work to create the more just world we want. So take a few minutes to think about what you feel is #worthsaving from climate change and why you are called to stand up in this global day of action. Then click the link below and share your short clip to be included in the #worthsaving climate video:


Here are the basic steps to share your video clip:

1. Find an old video clip that you love or shoot a new one. You don’t have to film anything new if you already have something. You don't need to edit, narrate, or add any fancy visuals (though if you want to you should!). We’re looking for real moments that show the beauty and power of humanity. A moment that moves you will move others.   2. Upload your video to YouTube (info here on how to do this) 3. Email worthsaving@avaaz.org with the YouTube link to your video  

Recently, President Obama told the New York Times that when it comes to climate change: “‘With public opinion there’s nothing I cannot do, and without public opinion there’s nothing I can get done.” Our political representatives across the globe are not yet convinced that  enough people are concerned about climate change. This massive day of climate action on September 21 is one of our best opportunities to show the world’s most powerful leaders that the public stands with them for ambitious climate action. For that, we need the climate movement to have a growth spurt. We need more people than ever before to demonstrate the rising tide of demand for action. 

Polls show that most people believe climate change is a serious threat, but our politicians have yet to feel the heat from a people’s movement that will force them to act. This video will be a central part of a global media strategy including massive subway ads, online ads, celebrity engagement and media partnerships to help inspire everyone to march on September 21st and begin the momentum for major shifts in how our leaders protect our planet. 

Help show people what this fight is really about and take some time to submit a short video clip about what in your life is #worthsaving from climate change. All the information to get started is in the link below:


Avaaz was started on the belief that people are the superpower that makes change possible. Ordinary people sharing their dreams, their fury, their bold acts is what has always moved others to action. Together, we can make something that touches and inspires others to do more than they ever have before.

With hope,

Nell, Joseph, Iain, Nataliya, Ricken and the whole Avaaz team


Earlier this year, you responded to a MoveOn member survey identifying yourself as an active duty servicemember or a veteran. As such, you bring valuable insights to the public debate on matters of war and peace—including the possibility of further U.S. military escalation in Iraq.

The troubling reality is that more than 800 American military personnel have already been deployed to Iraq, increasing the chance of our country getting dragged into a new war.1 With violence raging in the Middle East and around the world, we can't risk further U.S. military entanglement in Iraq.

But with enough constituents speaking up, this steady drip of military escalation can be stopped—and Congress is listening. Right before August, with an overwhelming, bipartisan 370-40 vote, the House passed a resolution sending a strong message against another Iraq war.2

To keep this powerful momentum going, will you write to your local newspaper opposing U.S. military involvement in Iraq? 

This letter-writing effort is the latest in the campaign to stop another Iraq war: we'll flood local newspapers in communities across America with letters-to-the-editor and opinion pieces featuring the voices of servicemembers, veterans, and their families. It's especially important for MoveOn members like to you to weigh in with local newspapers now while Congressional lawmakers are back home for the August recess—and before the situation in Iraq explodes back onto the front page headlines. 

Here's how to participate:

This summer alone, MoveOn members like you have already made more than 15,000 phone calls to members of Congress, opposing military escalation in Iraq. Nearly 80,000 MoveOn members have already added their signature opposing war in Iraq to the petition started by MoveOn member and Iraq veteran Matthew Hoh.   

Now we want to make sure Congressional lawmakers see that real people are behind the outpouring of opposition—the constituents they're supposed to represent.

Thanks for all you do.

Anna, Jo, Justin, Manny, and the rest of the team


1. "U.S. Increases Surveillance, Military Advisers in Iraq," Wall Street Journal, July 24, 2014 
2. "House to Obama: No Troops to Iraq Without Our OK," ABC News, July 25, 2014

A pot legalization initiative in D.C. gathered twice the number of required signatures.

Despite Congress’ wishes, the residents of the nation’s capital already decriminalized marijuana, treating small amounts of possession similar to a parking violation with a fine. Now the District may be about to follow Colorado and Washington state and legalize it altogether. 
More than 57,000  DC voters, organized by the lobby group DC Cannabis, signed a petition to get a pot legalization initiative (Initiative 71) onto the upcoming ballot. That’s more than double the number of signatures required, so today the DC Board of Elections ruled that the initiative is valid and will appear on the November ballot. 
It has a good chance of passing, since polls show more than 60 percent of DC voters in favor of legalization.  
As with alcohol, the new law would allow adults 21 and over to use marijuana. It would also allow those adults to possess up to two ounces of marijuana and cultivate a maximum of six marijuana plants—though only three of those plants can be fully mature. 
Unlike alcohol (and unlike pot in WA and CO), the current initiative fails to address how DC would tax and regulate the newly legal substance. So, the DC Council is considering a second bill that would tax and regulate the sale of marijuana.read

Jon Letman, Truthout: Seven decades after the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan, the United States has long-term plans to "modernize" its nuclear weapons - at a cost of hundreds of billions of dollars.
Rory Fanning, Truthout: Israeli conscientious objectors - who stand up to the pressures of their society and face jail for refusing to serve in the Israel Defense Forces - deserve recognition and backing from US anti-imperialists.
Michelle Chen, The Nation: Whenever the issue of immigration comes up in Congress, lawmakers point to "the line." Just get in line and wait your turn! This magical, invisible line encapsulates an enduring myth of immigration policy.
Mike Ludwig, Truthout: After facing a series of legal challenges from environmental groups, the US Fish and Wildlife Service will phase out the use of genetically modified crops and controversial neonicotinoid pesticides at farming projects on national wildlife refuges.
A.W. Gaffney, Truthout: While Obamacare is expanding Medicaid, it is making it "more Republican," too. Various states are privatizing Medicaid, increasing the costs and decreasing the benefits to the poor under the ideological cover of teaching them how to "consume" health care.
Kristin Moe, Yes! Magazine: Long years of drought in South Dakota have made it difficult for the soil to absorb water. A group led by indigenous women is working to change that through an ambitious dam-building project.
The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: The fact that Google acted essentially as an arm of law enforcement in a recent Houston, Texas case is disturbing. It raises some big questions about privacy and security in a world where nearly everyone communicates on some sort of digital platform.
L. Michael Hager, Truthout: Israel's PR campaign rivals the IDF military campaign in its relentless use of disinformation and repeated untruths - which the US media too regularly echoes without question. Sadly, but not surprisingly, a majority of Americans endorse the Israeli war campaign in Gaza.
Truthout Staff, Left Forum: This panel discussion probes our assumptions around danger, safety, gender and the measures used to maintain "security" in a society pervaded by prisons. Speakers include Leslie Thatcher, Maya Schenwar, Victoria Law and Glenn E. Martin.
Dennis J. Bernstein, Truthout: As of this writing, the death toll for Gazans has exceeded 1,660. On August 2, Gaza's Health Ministry stopped publishing statistics, as the numbers of the dead and wounded continued to grow and all Gaza hospitals had reached the bursting point.
Allegra Kirkland, AlterNet: Adolescents at the New York City jail are routinely subjected to physical abuse at the hands of guards and other incarcerated people.
Robert Naiman, Truthout: Rep. Keith Ellison stands alone among members of Congress in calling for the economic blockade on civilians in Gaza to end. There is a vacuum of pragmatic, reformist leadership to try to limit the powerful Israel lobby's destructive influence on US policy toward Israel-Palestine.
In today's On the News segment: Americans are drowning in debt; government surveillance is threatening our entire democracy; McDonald's workers just scored a major victory in their fight to form a union; and more.

If the government can round up someone and never be required to explain why, then it's no longer the United States of America as you and I always understood it.

Our enemies have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They have made us become like them.         
  --Garrison Keillor

..........that truth is great and will prevail if left to herself; that she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate ; errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them. Tom Jefferson

this apathy is the thing that is killing us all wholesale....ignore and this will pass, just turn your head and you do not have to deal with fatal flaw in our society...if the evening new did not cover it then it did not happen or waz insignificant and unworthy or note; artifical environments sow true madness, unable to cope with reality withouth use of a hand held device?  wtf

If nature thought you needed a camera phone instead of eyes........nature would have made sure we had one to survive with, any mechanical device, electronic device, artificial stimuli?

the earth is the organism and humans are the parasite eager to devour it's host...............all dressed up and no place to go but gone

The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through this sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith;
from spiritual faith to great courage;
from courage to liberty;
from liberty to abundance;
from abundance to selfishness;
from selfishness to complacency;
from complaceny to apathy;
from apathy to dependence;
from dependency back again into bondage.
Sir Alex Fraser Tyler: (1742-1813) Scottish jurist and historian

Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As
Small Religious Sect Is Being Butchered In Iraq And Now Faces Total Disaster

By Colin Campbell

"As we speak there is genocide taking place against the Yazidis," - "My people are being slaughtered!"

Isis Consolidates

By Patrick Cockburn

The frontiers of the new Caliphate declared by Isis on 29 June are expanding by the day and now cover an area larger than Great Britain and inhabited by at least six million people.

Never Ask Me About Peace Again

By Asmaa al-Ghoul

A first-hand account of the aftermath of an Israeli strike that killed nine members of the author's family.

What if the Children Dying in Gaza were Jews?

By Robert Bonomo

Let's do a thought experiment and imagine that the Arabs had gotten the better of the Israelis in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and after years of conflict, all that was left of Israel was the Gaza strip.

What Led Israel to Stop the Assault?

Norman Finkelstein

Hamas Needs to Be Recognised

By Jimmy Carter, Mary Robinson

Unity between Fatah and Hamas is currently stronger than it has been for many years. As Elders, we believe this is one of the most encouraging developments in recent years and welcome it warmly.

Israel Flagged as Top Spy Threat to U.S. - Snowden/NSA Document

By Jeff Stein

Israel was identified by the NSA as a security threat in several areas, including "the threat of development of weapons of mass destruction" and "delivery methods"

The Second Aircraft
Was Malaysia Flight 17 Shot Down?

By Mike Whitney

Where are the photos, Obama? Where is the satellite imagery? We KNOW you have them, so pony up!

Will Putin Realize That Russia Holds The Cards?

By Paul Craig Roberts

The longer Putin waits, the longer Europe has to prepare against Russia's best weapon that can be used to peacefully resolve the conflict that Washington has orchestrated.

Obama's War Against Russia Backfire

By Eric Zuesse

President Barack Obama's war against Russia is - causing Russian President Vladimir Putin's job-approval rating in Russia to soar.

Sick Of This Market-driven World? You Should Be

By George Monbiot

To be at peace with a troubled world: this is not a reasonable aim.

Postcard from the End of America: Portland

By Linh Dinh

Per capita, Portlanders ingest more anti-depressants than residents of any other American city.

How Can We Destroy Love?

By Robert J. Burrowes

Love is a serious problem in our world. There is too much of it. So I want to explain how we can destroy it systematically.